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when he got help. he wanted to give his mom a big hug before resting. >> fine. >> reporter: it was just a few seconds. the hug was the first outside jail and courtroom walls. then ronald ross disappeared ready to start fresh. just an hour earlier, ronald walked out of jail. the 2006 attempted murder conviction overturned at last. the anger he once harbored nowhere in his life. >> since god talked to me, i saw everything. he blessed me to be free. >> reporter: and randall harvey had tears in his eyes after ronald was with him during the shooting. >> i had investigators come to my house and call me a liar. >> reporter: it took a four-year investigation by a law firm and
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the innocence project to free ronald who faced 25 years to life behind bars. >> he was released. it's truly a rewarding, wonderful thing to do. >> reporter: there are allegations that the oakland police sergeant in charge of the investigation not only did shoddy work, but showed pictures and told to pick ross's photo out of the line up. we will have an update next week. >> a happy day for me. >> reporter: for mom and son, no dwelling on the years lost. >> we will be all right. >> reporter: the 51-year-old is originally from louisiana. that is where he is headed next where his four adult children are and much-needed vacation. his first night of real sleep in
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almost seven years. reporting live, back to you. and in doma. the defensive marriage act. the obama administration trying to strike down the act. the 1996 defensive marriage act is unconstitutional. the law denies same-sex couples legally married under state law a number of federal benefits like social security survivor benefits and family medical leave protection. the brief did not address the legal challenge to prop 8 which will be heard on march 26th. also at 11:00, insight why pope benedict is stepping down. he made the decision after the internal investigation into the scandal at the vatican. among the things exposed in the
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300-page report is blackmail and sex scandals at the vatican. the pope plans to hand over the report to the successor. theless lesist is growing. 32-year-old katrina fritz was arraigned on murder and robbery charges today. detectives claim she is a prostitute who frequently was hired by the victim. ravi kumra was killed last november. fritz's brother is one of the three men charged in the case. another suspected prostitute, raven dixon is also charged. police in pleasant hill began investigating 37-year-old jason pedrosia of having sex with underage girls. police say it happened at the
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lesher center for the arts. he was fired in november. he also worked at a ballet school. she is back in the headlines and back in hot water. tonight, the woman at the center of the wendy's chili finger case is in trouble with the law again. she hid her face from us when she went in the could you remember room. she spent four years in prison after lying about a receisevere finger in a chili bowl from wendy's. >> she has a history of manipulating the system.
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>> her son seen here was in court. police say he admitted he was lying about how he was shot. he was hit with a 39-foot long section of steel track weighing 2,000 pounds and survived. a san jose man injured in a railroad construction accident is suing caltrans. he doesn't know if he will ever recover. he knows what happened to him cannot happen to anyone else. we have george in san jose. it has been four months since the accident, george. >> reporter: jose salazar used the word amazing several times. all he has been through and a coma, you can say is amazing. he was in a coma for about a month. jose had a fractured skull, broken back, broken ribs and punctured lung. on his birthday, the railroad worker woke up.
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amazing? call it a miracle. salazar doesn't remember anything that day in november when a 39-foot long and 1,800 pound steel track smashed him in the back and pinned him to the ground. he was fixing the track north of the caltrans station. >> what happened for a couple of months? i did not know anything until i woke up. >> reporter: he is suing cal trains for not providing a safe environment. his workers did not use proper procedures or equipment. >> it was supposed to be happening. i think they are making a mistake. >> reporter: the recovery is slow. salazar is at home. his wife doesn't ever want him to go back to work on the
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railroad and salazar admits his days on the tracks may be done. >> i don't think. that is heavy job. >> it is not possible. i have too much damage. >> reporter: now we reached out to caltrans to get their response. they responded by saying we are unable to comment on pending litigation. reporting live for nbc bay area. thank you. tomorrow, they will see the fruits of their labor. two bay area dads are hosting a gun buy back event on the peninsula. menlo park protect our children has raised money for firearms. the organizers both have children in palo alto schools and say they were deeply affected by the mass shooting in newtown, connecticut. they will collect the guns at city hall in east palo alto from
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10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. dozens of people gathered in downtown palo alto to demand change. they held a vigil to show support for gun control. it was organized by the grass roots group organize for action. the message is protect kids, not guns. >> rallies are an opportunity for people to get together and for us to work together and push our politicians for change. >> love the turnover. people have their arms wrapped around this issue. >> this part of the national day of action to end gun violence. organizers are calling on congress to expand background checks. it could be a game changer. a new weapon in the fight against breast cancer that was developed here in the bay area. oncologists are calling it a smart bomb. the drug is called kedsalia.
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23 patients at kaiser hospitals will receive the drugs. oncologists say it delivers the benefit of chemo within the cancer cells so most patients can avoid side effects. the fight to honor the bay area's history of hard work for the u.s. navy. >> that's why. i'm sorry. that's why this is so special. >> coming up, we'll tell you why one city is resisting the effort to tribute a shipyard. it happened again. find out where in california people reported this fire ball in the sky. and punishment after this
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college baseball brawl.
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a makeshift memorial sits on the vegas strip tonight where oakland native kenneth cherry and two others lost their lives. after he was shot, his maserati ran the red light and setoff that explosion. he had a few run ins with the law and a misdemeanor gun conviction from berkeley, but none of that takes away from his killing. >> the first thing was it will get sensational ized.
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>> a four-state manhunt is on for the gunman who shot cherry. how about this? on the way to get a marriage license and a police officer sprung into action. he arrested a robber on a b.a.r.t. train. >> a woman was yelling he has my purse. someone whipped out a taser and tried to tase help. that did not work. if you have done law enforcement long enough, it is in your blood. you will not watch someone get hurt. >> calling him a hero. this is sergeant frederick kotto who intervened last week and detained the suspect until unformed officers arrived. he never got off b.a.r.t. by the way because he and his fiancee had the appointment for the marriage license. he said it is probably his last arrest because he will go through another knee surgery which will force him to retire:
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a group of ex-military members are fighting for something else. they spend years building war vessels, but they met nothing but red tape from the city. nbc's stephanie chuang has the story. >> reporter: it was the cold war. >> mr. gorbachev, tear down this wall. >> reporter: more than 41 submarines ready to act in the cold war. the submarine built here at the shipyard dating back to the 1850s. parts of it are on display at the historic park museum. the part many care about is the sale. >> it's what you saw when you saw the boats coming home. >> reporter: the heaviest part of the sale is the history.
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history that has been sitting locked up behind the fence for years. >> this is where the jail is in jail. >> reporter: now sale our sale. a group of workers is fighting to free the sale from the fenced off area and move it across the street to aldon park. the hope is to use it to pay tribute. >> a memorial to chose who beuit her and sailed her. that's why. i'm sorry. that's why this is so special. >> reporter: it's especially emotional for bill and his friends who created the group. the city stalled their efforts. >> they took our $800 that it cost to apply. >> reporter: that was three years ago. the city planner said they had to order a report because the park is deemed historic. the report was ordered in august
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of 2010. the findings came nine months later saying the sail was too big and alter the character of the park. the landscape historian said they should follow a plan for the park from 1936. it has a period of significance which ended in 1945. >> that is an era in itself. we built 17 nuclear submarines since there. >> people don't realize how significant this is. especially in my generation. >> reporter: the city wants the guys to consider another location, but the group is not budging. for them, alongside other pieces of helps try is the only place. for them, why not. the guys have halted fund raising for now as the dream of honoring their comrades is put on hold. >> we will not give up. we will not give up. we're not going away.
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>> reporter: stephanie chuang, nbc bay area. >> they will proceed with save our sail application. another wonder to show you. dozens of southern californians reported this green fireball last night. the photograph was taken by a photographer at the southern california weather authority. experts think that massive meteor caused this bright light and probably no larger than a basketball. one person posted this video of the light show and had a lot of people talking. i'm getting a dashboard cam this weekend. >> perfect. >> jeff already has one. >> no, no, no. too many things to keep up with. the phone and dashboard navigationn let's get a look ate radar can pick up. we have a cold front passing by.
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it is positioned over the south bay. no major rainfall, but drizzle in the overnight hours. it is a good thing. this is moving way too fast. cloud cover is helping to insulate us from some of the daytime heating. not as bad as the low 30s we had earlier this week at this time when the other storm system moved in. 50 in san mateo. 50 in san francisco. let's get to live to the skycam. we have clear conditions down below. up above, the high cloud cover. in san francisco, clear back to the golden gate bridge. we are tracking fog up against it's coastline. a great night out in the city. you can see the spotlights turning around. let's get you back into the weather mix here. for the early morning hours, the cold front is dragging its feet and a chance of showers in the south bay and tri-valley.
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we will be on the verge of weekend sunshine. by 11:00, cloud-free conditions which will continue into the afternoon. let's get into the morning forecast. it will feel mild. not so bad in santa rosa with 39. 39 in napa. 34 in los gatos. as far as saturday, highs will be cooler with the weak system we showed you passing by with the cloud cover. it will help to drop the temperatures in the low 60s. 61 in sunnyvale. 63 in palo alto. for the east bay, a very enjoyable start to the weekend. daytime highs in the low 60s. 63 in walnut creek. 60 in dublin. 60 in pleasanton.
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a huge day at the beach. if you have plans in the city, it is good to stop by. the chinese new year parade. temperatures in the 50s. you need a jacket in the afternoon and evening houring. from 5:15 to 8:00, on market and second. your three-day forecast is sunny through sunday. a bit of warm up through the weekend. if you don't want the rain, this is great news. we are going into a slight drought because of the dry conditions. by next thursday, spring will start in 20 days. also, the parade started back in the 1860s during the gold rush. >> great parade. >> it will be a good one. >> you are our historian. >> happy friday. >> thank you. coming up, an ugly day at the ballpark for two california college teams.
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plus, was it the new look that helped them? new results with the warriors with the new uniforms and an overtime thriller in oakland.
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there is a new push to stop the use of styrofoam in san jose. this is why. this is i storm water capture device and designed to filter garbage from storm water runoff. filled with styrofoam. the city council will vote on the proposed ordinance on tuesday. it was a bad scene and now suspensions are on the way. a brawl at sacramento state during today's home opener against uc riverside. it started with a rundown near second best base and ended with all this. a few punches and takedown and you know how it goes. three players have been suspended for four games each.
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that is enough of this. the warriors overtime thriller. stay with us.
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hi, everybody. scott reiss in the comcast sports newsroom. sports are filled with bad match ups. the spurs beaten the warriors 16 straight times. 59 out of 66 from 1966. san antonio had never beaten a warrior team wearing short sleeves. the uniforms seem to work for golden state at home. jarrett jack with three. the spurs sent it to overtime, but jack with the reverse. 30 points and 10 assists. they beat the best team in the nba. 107-101. the sharks with the best
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team in the nhl. first period and he is denied. marlow has his back. third period, it is 1-1. the shorthanded goal is the game winner. the blackhawks set a record by scoring a point in 17 straight games. giants camp. a melting pot. we have the pictures. players represent their countries in the world baseball classic donning the jerseys on friday. we have the lastest from scottsdale. >> reporter: the giants making the trade on friday. connor was 25 years old and shipped to the white sox. bruce bochy talked to him before he went to camp. >> he knew the situation here.
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the problem with third base. he is in front of them. the competition we had here. this gives him a better chance of breaking with the major league club. i think he's excited about having this opportunity with the white sox. >> reporter: one more bit of news, he announced the starting rotation for the season. matt cain is number one. that means that barry zito would get the home opener game four. reporting in scottsdale with the giants, ahmed fareed, nbc bay area. >> more news right after this.
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she set out to fight childhood obesity with the let's move campaign. >> that is what michelle obama did when she met with jimmy fallon. she did the evolution of mom dancing. the clip was posted on twitter ahead the show. she cannot wait to show america this segment. you can watch the dance routine at 12:30. i think mrs. obama looks great. jimmy fallon should not get a sex change operation. he does not look good. >> have a good weekend. you can't move the tv there.
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yuh-huh. we have a wireless receiver. listen. back in my day, there was no u-verse wireless receiver that let you move the tv away from the tv outlet. we can move it to the kitchen, the patio, the closet
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and "the tonight show" band. tonight, jay welcomes -- from nbc news, meredith vieira, film critic richard roeper, the music of thenewno2 and "jaywalking -- oscars edition." and now, jay leno! [ cheers and applause ] captions paid for by nbc-universal television captions by vitac ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jay: welcome to "the tonight show." nice to have you all here.
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thank you very much. thank you. thank you, thank you, thank you. hey, listen to this, folks. al qaeda has issued a list of 22 ways its al qaeda members can avoid being killed by u.s. drones. here's a good one, huh? don't join al qaeda, okay? [ laughter ] try that one. try that one. >> rickey: that's right. >> jay: hey, it's now being reported that since the legalization of marijuana in washington and colorado, the united food and commercial workers union has had over 3,000 marijuana dispensary workers join the union. in fact, the union rallied the other day. they chanted, "what do we want? we can't remember." [ laughter ] "when do we want it? whenever is cool." i mean, it was just -- it's hard to get -- yeah, yeah. [ applause ] oh, boy. well, it is a nice day here in california. a little chilly. but oh, my god, the rest of the country. the weather -- oh, my god.

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